If you thought your wedding day was the most important and eventful day of your life…just wait until that moment when you bring a new baby into this world; that very pivotal moment in your life when, no matter what happens from that point forward, you will forever be a mother. And if you are a mother already, you know exactly what I’m talking about! Those very first minutes of immense joy when you realize your life will never be the same.
Imagine that moment right now. What do you think you will remember? What do you want to remember? Will you remember how you felt when you heard your baby’s first cry? What about remembering how well you were supported through it all? Who was right there with you? Who held your hand through it all, or who kissed your forehead in reassurance that everything would be okay? How about the first time your baby girl held her daddy’s hand, or even their first daddy-daughter dance! You see, these are all things I have seen in those first hours before and after the birth of a new baby! Everyone’s story is beautifully unique and different in their own ways, but all are worth preserving! As a fellow colleague of mine says… “…because they only take their first breath once”! SO profound, I couldn’t have said it better myself!
Hopefully your wedding day will only happen once…but truthfully, there aren’t many things in life like a birth, that is so momentous, and SO life changing, but yet…the birth of that child will never happen again. As a mother of three myself, I know…you think you will remember everything! It feels so fresh in your mind that you can’t even imagine forgetting any details! But…time goes on and things fade slowly. The only way to “stop time”, literally, and be able to look back on that day forever just like it was yesterday is through photojournalism. Why not have it preserved in a way that you and your family can look back on for the rest of your life, as well as theirs and any to come; a true keepsake and heirloom. Birth photography is a gift to you, your child and your family that will last for generations.
A birth session is not just a regular portrait session. It is a HUGE (and unpredictable) “event photography” session! A lot goes into it, but don’t let that stop you! We put every ounce of our passion for life and birth into our sessions. We conduct them as low key as possible for sort of a “fly on the wall” kind of approach. We at “Steele The Moment Birth Photography” are in the business of “New Life Photojournalism”…capturing life’s vanishing moments. We have had clients go through their gallery a week later and say “Oh my gosh, I totally forgot about that, and I didn’t even realize you were there!”
Although, it’s kind of one of those things (like having a baby) where you may not fully realize what to expect or what you are missing out on until you have been through it yourself. Let me just take that that part out of the equation for you. I cannot tell you how many times I have had women who had every intention of booking a birth session (but never got around to it), tell me even in tears how much they wished they had realized how important it was going to be. Wished they had had a professional birth photographer there, and now, there is no getting that moment back!
I know this may not have answered all your questions, but hopefully you can feel what “Birth Photography” is all about. For any of your questions, please refer to the “Frequently Asked Questions” section or as always, you can contact us using the “contact” section of the website.
I hope you find the website informative and educational (more so as I continue to add more content!) and thank you so much for stopping by!
Rachael M. Steele
New Life Photojournalist
Founder of Steele The Moment Birth Photography